Entries from Daoud Kuttab at PostGlobal tagged with 'Israel'
Before dealing directly with Iran, I believe that the U.S. must put more attention to reaching a comprehensive solution for Iraq.
Israel's Palestinian citizens didn't come to Israel - Israel came to them.
Mr. President, please don't make the mistake of protecting the Israelis from their own arrogance.
The international community, obsessed with Iraq and Afghanistan, allowed this conflict to fester into helplessness.
The talks themselves represent a paradigmatic shift in the region.
Carry out his own public promise to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians before the end of his term.
The state of Israel as it is now will not exist in 100 years. But if it changes, it will happily celebrate its 100th birthday.
It's ironic that Israel is on the worst-offender list of those stealing American creative talent.
If the U.S. wants to be a referee between Israel and Palestine, it needs to step up its game.
Palestinians can’t afford not to attend, but worry they’ll be blamed again for failure if they do.
The U.S. is finally realizing that a Palestinian state is good for America. If it weren’t for the Israel lobby, America might have realized that a long time ago - and avoided much Middle East misery.
I think the first thing that Blair as envoy should do is to travel throughout the occupied Palestinian territories and meet with ordinary people. He should visit the only crossing point out of the West Bank and realize the enormity of restrictions imposed on the movement of people and goods. He'll need to know this if he wants to succeed.
Richard Gere came to visit the Middle East a few years ago and attracted more attention than most politicians. He was also careful to say that he was coming to listen, rather than to make statements. Mr. Gere listened to everyone, from Hamas supporters to Jewish settlers, and in turn all sides flocked to see him.
While the world press has widely reported the controversy surrounding South Africa's invitation to the Palestinian prime minister, it has failed to publish in full what the South African intelligence minister said defending the decision. I am reprinting it below. The idea that this is a reward to terrorism avoids dealing with the underlying issue.
Amman, Jordan - My favorite proverb at these times is "if your house is made of glass, don't throw stones at your neighbors." This applies to nuclear power in Iran.
Ramallah, Palestine/Amman, Jordan - Americans are beginning to realize that their blind support for Israel hurts them far more than it helps.
Ramallah, Palestine/Amman, Jordan - Mr. Bush has come closer to earth and Israel's Prime Minister publically offered a Palestinian state, improving the position of both.
Amman, Jordan - I don't accept the logic of this question. Iran's pursuit of nuclear energy is as much her right as that of any other country in the region. Only if two conditions are met would I support a...
Amman, Jordan - Many in the Arab region believe that Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah demonstrates political integrity and a willingness to fight for his issues. The end of this conflict will strengthen their beliefs....
Amman, Jordan - There is no doubt that the war on Lebanon will make the Middle East and the world much more dangerous. On the day of the ceasefire, which will one day come, Israel will find itself where they...